10 March issues, 10 March items: from cancer to Scientology: the links we missed.

1. A Branch of the Church of Cancer Research Discovered Life-Saving Drugs for Cancer Findings Today’s edition can be read in the Seattle Times. Source: OZ “We’re living in a terrible age that’s causing…

10 March issues, 10 March items: from cancer to Scientology: the links we missed.

1. A Branch of the Church of Cancer Research Discovered Life-Saving Drugs for Cancer

Findings

Today’s edition can be read in the Seattle Times.

Source: OZ

“We’re living in a terrible age that’s causing us terrible harm,” said the Rev. Greg Lavergne, the sixth wife of “Live Free or Die” pastor Greg Laurie. “The main task that needs to be accomplished is to get cancer out of the culture that we live in,” he said.

2. Once Famed Legal Beagle, Kenneth Starr Wants Advice From Church of Scientology

Findings

Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel who prosecuted Bill Clinton and led the fall of former President Nixon, is receiving advice on what is best for the Church of Scientology from an outside legal organization.

Source: OZ

3. A Scientist Says Kansas Vaccine Resisters Liable for Crime

Findings

A scientist who spent nearly a decade studying decisions regarding the vaccine debate over autism and the delay of immunization to benefit unvaccinated children says medical researchers and parents who seek to delay vaccinations to the detriment of other children could be held responsible for a crime.

Source: OZ

4. Free Systems, Costly Software Unevenly Manage US Abortion Rates

Findings

The federal government pumps about $380m annually into federally funded technology that aims to keep the abortion rate low. But the funds seldom reach all doctors on who need it, and software that is supposed to be cost effective doesn’t seem to be following through.

Source: NBC Washington

5. The Rich Are Getting Richer, But So Are The Poor

Findings

The income of the wealthiest 1 percent of the population in 2011 rose by $350,000 to $3.3m, the Washington Post reports. But the share of income for the bottom 60 percent fell, by a record-size margin, by $1,000 to $11,429.

Source: WCP

6. Vermont Law Would Require Many Schools to Offer Free and Reduced-Cost Birth Control to Women

Findings

The Vermont House Ways and Means Committee says that it is drafting a bill that would require all public schools in the state to provide free and reduced-cost birth control.

Source: The Local Advocate

7. Scientists Study How Humans Could Not Only Avoided the Plague, But Prevent Its Spread

Findings

Scientists have done a study that reports how in modern times people could have saved lives by avoiding certain illnesses like the rabies vaccine, measles, the plague and encephalitis.

Source: Mercury News

8. Top Performing College Conferences Are Mostly Catholic; Universities Where Students Can Attend Year-Round, Remains Latino

Findings

Lonely space universities, which offer students four-year college degrees, are increasingly becoming the norm.

Source: Seattle Times

9. The Ebola Outbreak in Africa Is Complicating the Race for Medical Aid

Findings

More than 40,000 people have died from Ebola as the race to find a cure or vaccine continues to intensify in Africa.

Source: The Seattle Times

10. Science Says We’re Starting to Mute the Most Important Part of Our Voice

Findings

We are literally turning off our brains.

Source: The New York Times

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